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Geekbench Score: 1029
Integer Processor integer performance 1029
Floating Point Processor floating point performance 1201
Memory Memory performance 1110
Stream Memory bandwidth performance 1004
As you can see from the android benchmarks list below (browserDOTprimatelabsDOTcom/android-benchmarks) the results aren't great. At first I thought it may be because it's running emulated ARM code (which I guess, is still possible) but the tests do say "Geekbench 2.3.4 for Android x86" and the single threaded results are in line with the Clovertrail (Z2760) on Windows 8 (which are around the 1400 mark).
Samsung Nexus 10,Samsung Exynos 5250 1700 MHz (2 cores), 2370
LG Nexus 4. Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 1500 MHz (4 cores), 2003
Samsung Galaxy Note II, Samsung Exynos 4412 1600 MHz (4 cores), 1941
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 3G, Samsung Exynos 4412 1400 MHz (4 cores), 1772
Samsung Galaxy S III, Samsung Exynos 4412 1400 MHz (4 cores), 1724
Samsung Galaxy S III 4G, Samsung Exynos 4412 1400 MHz (4 cores), 1706
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Exynos 4412 1400 MHz (4 cores), 1702
Samsung Galaxy S III (Korea), Samsung Exynos 4412 1400 MHz (4 cores), 1667
Sony Xperia Tablet S, NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 1400 MHz (4 cores), 1617
Samsung Galaxy S III LTE, Samsung Exynos 4412 1400 MHz (4 cores), 1602
HTC One XL, Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 MSM8960 1500 MHz (2 cores), 1515
LG Optimus 4X HD, NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 1500 MHz (4 cores), 1510
HTC One S , Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8260A 1500 MHz (2 cores), 1502
Asus Nexus 7, NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30L 1300 MHz (4 cores), 1480
Look at native CPU benchmarks found on SiSoft's website. In raw CPU power, Intel's single core Atom smokes dual core Krait.
It's the Dalvik VM that is not really optimized for X86 yet.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
Intel Atom Z2480 @ 2.00 GHz 1 processor, 2 cores
Blowfish single-core scalar 679
Text Compress single-core scalar 789
Text Decompress single-core scalar 480
Image Compress single-core scalar 699
Image Decompress single-core scalar 542
Lua single-core scalar 815
ARM ARMv7 @ 1.40 GHz 1 processor, 4 cores (Samsung Galaxy S III)
Blowfish single-core scalar 633
Text Compress single-core scalar 590
Text Decompress single-core scalar 569
Image Compress single-core scalar 755
Image Decompress single-core scalar 635
Lua single-core scalar 1216
ARM wins again (4 out of 6) assuming equal weighting.
Obviously some tweaking is needed for the newly released Android 4.04 version for Intel based processors. This cannot possibly be due to some hardware deficiency.
This cannot possibly be due to some hardware deficiency.
Seriously, there is some scope for these benchmarks to be suspect. Geekbench is cross platform so you can compare the results to clovertrail on windows 8. If the scores are comparable, then they are legitimate (and likely very little can be done to optimize the scores as they are reasonably low level).